- Secretary-general Ace Magashule promised that the party was still committed to empowering black people econimically
- He said the party's leadership would consult representatives from various sectors to ensure that this was achieved
- Additionally, Magashule said the party valued black employees
The ANC claims to have reiterated its support for radical economic transformation.
The party met with black professionals and told them the ANC was on their side.
This comes after the party apologised to Pravin Gordhan and Senzo Mchunu for remarks made about black engineers at Eskom.
The ANC's secretary general, Ace Magashule, promised black professionals that they were not being marginalised and that the ANC wanted the economy to work for all South Africans.
This follows Julius Malema's comments outside the Newcastle Magistrate's Court, where he claimed that the ANC was not really committed to radical economic transformation.
The EFF leader accused the ruling party of planning to sell of state-owned enterprises and thus cause major retrenchements. He said that only the EFF wanted to save jobs and turn the failing parastatals around.
Malema added that the ANC does not respect black employees, and only wants black people for their votes.
Magashule, however, said that the ANC has confidence in black professionals.
The secretary general added that the party's radical economic transformation committee will work with delegates from several sectors of the South African economy to address these issues, according to Eyewitness News.
Additionally, he promised that radical economic transformation remained the ANC's official policy and that the party was still committed to implementing it.
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